Atlas Ramachandran

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Dr. M.M. Ramachandran
Born Thrissur, Kerala, India
Nationality Indian
Occupation Chairman, Atlas Group - UAE, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and India
Religion Hindu
Website
www.atlasera.com

Dr. M.M. Ramachandran (popularly known as Atlas Ramachandran)[1] is an Indian businessman, film producer, and actor who is most known as the chairman of jewelry chain Atlas group. In 2010, he made his first directorial debut, with Holidays[2]

Professional life[edit]

Mr. M. M. Ramachandran established the Atlas Group in the 1970s with the first gold jewelery showroom in Kuwait City[citation needed]. He further led to more than 50 establishments around the world. Atlas pioneered transparency in the gold business by advertising the Atlas daily gold rates through mass media and fixing the gold rate separately for 22 and 24 Karat gold jewelry.[citation needed] In the late 80s he expanded the Atlas Group into movie production[citation needed]. At the beginning of this millennium, he further expanded his business avenues to several new industries such as Atlas Health Care[3] (health care), Atlas Gold Townships[4] (real estate), and advertising and photography studios.[5]

Filmography[edit]

Produced

Acted in

Directed

Awards and achievements[edit]

  • ‘Outstanding Businessman, Industrialist & Professional Award’ from Indian Jaycees
  • ‘Pravasi Excellence Award’ from the Pravasi Rehabilitation Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • ‘Pravasi Shree Award’ from the Pratheeksha Trust for his outstanding contribution to business and culture
  • Ranked in Grey Matter’s exclusive list of ‘Top 25 Keralite Entrepreneurs’ for 2008/2009
  • ‘Businessman of the Year Award’ given by the Thrissur District Souhritha Vedi
  • ‘Millennium Award for Best NRI Businessman’ presented by Kerala Kala Kendra
  • ‘International Businessman, Patron of Art & Culture – 2004′ from the PSS Group of Companies
  • ‘Chalachithra Prathiba Puraskaram – 2005′ from the Kerala Film Critics Association
  • ‘Businessman of the Year Award’ from the alumni of the College of Engineering in Trivandrum, India
  • "Vivasaya Ratnam" award was received from the Governor of Kerala
  • Listed in the “100 Most Powerful Indians in the GCC for 2010 & 2011″, by Arabian Business Magazine

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